GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team produced their best play of the tournament on Sunday as its final-round 270 (-10) gave it a fourth-place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course.
Junior Josh Lee recorded the lowest round of his career in Gainesville with a 4-under 66, while senior Hank Lebioda tied his lowest career round with a 66 as well. Senior Rowin Caron delivered a 3-under 67, as all three golfers helped the Seminoles to a final-round 270, nine strokes better than their second round score of 279.
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar shot a 71 (+1) on Sunday, finishing tied for eighth overall with an aggregate score of 205 (-5). His first tournament of the spring was just two strokes off of his lowest total score of 203 at the 2014 USF Invitational.
Lebioda, Caron and Lee all finished in a tie for 14th, giving FSU four golfers who finished in the Top 15 individually in the tournament. Lebioda recorded six birdies on Sunday afternoon, including three consecutive between the third and fifth holes. He finished shooting 209 (-1) for the three-day tournament.
Caron finished tied for third among all participants in par 3 scoring, averaging a score of 2.87 throughout the tournament. He also totaled 14 birdies to finish fifth among all players, adding five more on Sunday, to finish 1-under for the tournament.
Lee’s career-best 66 and top career tournament score of 209 (-1) was due to his bogey-free round on Sunday. The Orange Park, Fla., native made birdies on hole five (par 4 – 453 yards), seven (par 5 – 565 yards), 14 (par 4 – 371) and 17 (par 4 – 336 yards).
Freshman Tyler Bakich had a good showing at his first tournament, finishing with a third consecutive 73 and shooting 219 overall (+9).
USF won the SunTrust Gator Invitational shooting 22-under overall (818), followed by Vanderbilt (-14) and Florida (-13).